Lifestyle, adequate diet and herbs prevent the development of prostate cancer. Include foods rich in antioxidants and nutrients in your diet to prevent them from forming cancer .
The diet should be rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, omega 3 plant sources such as flaxseed and oil, and whole grains.
Vitamins that have antitumor activity
Vitamin C has a regulatory effect on the immune system and is mostly found in fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and the main vitamin responsible for the regulation of sex hormones. It is found in oils of wheat germ, sunflower, sesame, walnut, flaxseed, peanut …
Vitamin D has an immunomodulatory effect, mostly found in sunflower seeds and blue fish. The body produces it when we sunbathe.
Selenium has an antioxidant effect, it is mostly found in dried fruits, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, psyllium and vegetables in general.
Maitake – strengthens immunity in the fight against cancer
Maitake (Grifola frondosa), its component called “D-fraction” enhances the activity of interferon-alpha, a protein that is naturally produced by the immune system. This makes it effective for immunotherapy in prostate cancer.
The doses you can take vary greatly depending on whether you are taking a powder, a dry extract or a dry mycelium extract.
If vitamin C is taken 15 minutes before consuming mushrooms, its absorption and action are doubled.
Use the anti-inflammatory power of licorice
The root of this plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has an anti-inflammatory effect, similar to cortisone and stimulates immunity.
Due to the glycyrrhetinic acid and glycyrrhizin it contains, it has the mineral corticoid (hormones whose main mission is to increase minerals in the extracellular fluid) and estrogenic activity in large doses. Corticoid also lowers testosterone levels.
The recommended daily dose is between 200-800 mg of glycyrrhizin, although in some cases it may be higher.
It is contraindicated for use in arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, cirrhosis, potassium deficiency and heart disease, except under medical supervision.
Consumption of licorice can reduce iron absorption and interact with digoxin (cardiotonic) and warfarin (anticoagulant). If consumed for a long time, it can cause edema (fluid retention), heart disorders, potassium deficiency and high blood pressure, which stop when you stop or reduce your intake.
Black cohosh, a plant that has a positive effect on the prostate
Black cohosh (Cimifuga racemosa or Actaea racemosa) is traditionally used to suppress the negative symptoms of menopause. Until a few years ago, it was considered to stimulate estrogen production, which is why it is contraindicated in breast cancer.
It is known to contain substances – triterpenic glucosides, saponins and flavonoids that beneficially regulate estrogens and androgens.
The above-mentioned components also have an antiproliferative effect on tumor cells and induce cell apoptosis or programmed cell death, both in breast cancer cells and from the activation of proteins – called caspases – that are involved in apoptosis.
The usual doses range between 20-500 mg of dry extract per day.
Negative effects when consuming black cohosh: headache, gastrointestinal discomfort or mild dizziness due to vasodilatory action. People with liver disease should avoid it.
Drug interactions are unknown. In case of surgery, consumption must be suspended for a week before due to the vasodilatory effect.
Think about your health
Stress, worries and quality of life affect health. In order to cure any serious health disorder, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Take care of intestinal hygiene
For good health, it is necessary to have a regular chair, it is recommended every day. The stool should be in normal quantity, consistency and color.
Nettle protects against prostate cancer
Nettle Urtica dioica acts on preferred prostate tissue, both benign hyperplasia (increased organ or tissue size) as in cancer.
Mainly the root is used, but also the leaves and the whole plant. Its positive effect on prostate cancer is associated with the inhibitory effect of the enzymes adenosine deaminase and 5-alpha reductase in prostate tissue.
It is recommended to start with doses lower than optimal (500 mg / day of dry extract divided into 2 doses), in order to ensure that it is well tolerated and that there are no allergic reactions.
It must be of high quality, because nettle tends to grow in areas rich in organic waste, so it accumulates nitrates in its tissues, which can be harmful (they can interfere with oxygen transport).
Consumption of nettle leaves is contraindicated in cases of renal or heart failure without medical supervision due to its diuretic effect. The root can cause stomach discomfort, and the leaves can cause skin allergies.
Exercise is necessary
Maintaining regular physical activity helps you to be more relaxed, oxygenate tissues, have a better mood, sleep and muscle tone, and keep your body healthy. (by removing toxins through sweat and stimulating liver function).
Moderate physical activity is recommended for cancer patients who are being treated with chemotherapy.
Tofu: Isoflavones are very effective in patients with prostate cancer
Genistein and daidzeins are two substances in soy (Glycine poppy) that act in hormonal metabolism.
It has been suggested that they may have an inhibitory effect on tumor growth, an antiangiogenic, antioxidant and a promoter of cell differentiation, in addition to an effect on key enzymes of tumor development.
They work against hormone-dependent and independent cells, although genistein seems to act stronger in them.
The daily dose is about 20-80 mg, and higher doses can be used for prostate cancer, depending on the case. There are about 48 mg of isoflavones in 100 g of fried tofu.
In the form of supplements and in large doses, they can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. They should be avoided when taking MAOI drugs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) and anticoagulants.
Reishi controls hormones
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has a positive effect on prostate tissue. The positive effect is due to the strong inhibitory effect on testosterone by reducing the levels of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase.
It also has anti-inflammatory, cortisone-like, anti-angiogenic (inhibits or reduces the formation of blood vessels), immunoregulatory and antiproliferative properties.
Avoid toxic agents
Tobacco, alcohol and other toxins that burden the body must be completely excluded from our lives, both in the prevention and treatment of any disease, especially in cancer patients.
Quality sleep is necessary for maintaining the immune system in good condition and regeneration of the whole organism.
If your sleep is disturbed, you can use medicinal plants such as valerian or linden. Another technique is a warm bath before bed.
LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION AND HERBAL PLANTS IN INTEGRATED PROTECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate cancer is the most common malignant tumor in men in industrialized countries. Studies done during autopsies show that most people over the age of 85 have prostate cancer, even if it is microscopic in size.
In many cases, the cancer is not detected because the immune system is able to keep the tumor cells under control. Studies also show that the risk of cancer increases with age, although in old age there is a tendency for less aggressive behavior.
Diet and lifestyle are essential in the prevention of prostate cancer. There are also medicinal plants that can especially help in the recovery of the organism.
Androgens (male hormones) are known to be crucial for the development of prostate tumors and possible later metastases in other parts of the body. The role of estrogen (female hormones) has not been fully studied.
Conventional treatment is usually aimed at local removal of the tumor if it is not widespread, and which is supplemented, if necessary, with radiotherapy, hormone therapy with estrogen or chemotherapy.
COMPLEMENTARY NATURAL TREATMENT
In very old men or those with very poor health, surgery and chemotherapy are usually avoided, and only hormone therapy and radiation therapy can achieve good tumor control.
Many herbs and natural remedies have immunostimulatory, immunoregulatory, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects – useful in the prevention, control and treatment of cancer.